Film screening 'Calais - Welcome to the jungle'

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Students, Employees, Alumni
28-03-2017 from 19:30 to 22:00
Film-Plateau, Paddenhoek 3, 9000 Gent
Vakgroep Conflict- en Ontwikkelingsstudies
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This multilayered and experimental documentary by Maaike Engels and Teun Voeten addresses the complexities of the current migration crisis in Europe. Until very recently, the “jungle” was a filthy slum on the outskirts of the French port city of Calais. Approximately 5000 refugees and migrants were stranded here in a desperate attempt to cross the channel and illegally enter England by train, truck, boat or even swimming. Engels and Voeten portray the makeshift refugee camp of Calais asa microcosm that reflects the enormous global challenges of migration.

There will be time for questions, comments, critique, and debate with the makers of the documentary. Entrance is free of charge and there is no need to register in advance.